Gifts for the Adventurous

John James Audubon's Birthday

If you logged onto Google this week, Tuesday April 26th to be exact, you saw the most recent version of the Google Doodle.





This was to signify the birthday of John James Audubon (1785-1851), who was the first person to attempt to paint and identify all the birds of North America and the inspiration for the founding of the National Audubon Society.  


It made me think about when I was younger, some of my favorite books were the Audubon Field Guides.  If you have a young person in your life exploring and discovering the outdoors, there is nothing better than one of these books.  There is one for every subject from Trees and Birds to Wildflowers, Reptiles, Rocks and Shells.  When they inevitably find something outside and they don't know what it is, they, or you, can use these books to help them learn about our world and the living things we share it with.

One of the best features of the books is the rich photography of every species and variety identified.  Even if you are not looking for a specific animal or plant, just flipping through the pages can be a journey in itself.



Take a look:
Audubon Field Guides ($15)




National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds--Eastern Region
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds--E: Eastern Region - Revised Edition
 
National Audubon Society Field Guide To Mushrooms Guidebook
NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD GUIDE TO MUSHROOMS GUIDEBOOK - N/A - N/A

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Western Region
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Western Region

The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians
The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers--Eastern Region
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers--E: Eastern Region - Revised Edition

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fishes
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fishes

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells (National Audubon Society Field Guides)